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By Laurie Sheck

Knopf Publishing Group, Paperback, 9780375711442, 96pp.

Publication Date: June 2, 2009

The "exquisite and haunting" ("Booklist") collection of poems built around the language and mystique of American captivity narratives in which Sheck enters the vivid life we live inside our own minds and selves, and takes us into the mysterious underside of consciousness and selfhood.

About the Author
LAURIE SHECK is the author of four books of poetry. "The Willow Grove" (Knopf, 1998) was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent collection is "Black Series" (Knopf, 2001). Her work appears widely in such journals and magazines as the "New Yorker," "Kenyon Review," and "Boston Review," She has been a member of the creative writing faculty at Princeton University and currently teaches in the M.F.A. program at the New School. She lives in New York City.

Praise For Captivity

“Sheck [is] one of the most accomplished lyric poets writing in America today.” —Boston Review

“These lyrics bring fresh insight out of numbness and joy out of sorrow.” —The New Leader